10 years back, June 2: Mercury accident hits Choropampa

     |    Wednesday, der 2. June 2010

“Long ago the Spanish used weapons to kill our ancestors and take our wealth. Now they only need to contaminate us and take our wealth from under our noses.”, Julia Carrasco, farmer, Choropampa   Dear friends, On June 2nd, 2000, a truck from South America’s largest gold mine spilled 151 kilograms of liquid mercury, contaminating three villages in Peru’s northern Andean mountains. The 

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Welcome to our realeyz blog …

     |    Friday, der 12. February 2010

We, the FDCL, are film partners at realeyz.tv for two documentary films about Peru, Choropampa- The Price of Gold and Tambogrande – Mangos, Murder, Mining. We’re going to break the realeyz.tv blog guidelines a little by writing a somewhat longer article than usual as our first post. We’re not going to bore but we think 

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The Filmmakers of TAMBOGRANDE

     |    Friday, der 6. November 2009

Ernesto Cabellos and Stephanie Boyd Ernesto Cabellos (Producer-Director) When Ernesto and a handful of aspiring young Peruvians founded the Production Company Guarango 13 years ago, Ernesto paid the bills by moonlighting as a taxidriver in Lima’s traffic-choked streets. Under the tutelage of award-winning Swiss filmmaker Stefan Kaspar, Ernesto began producing film and video shorts with 

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